Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Rebecca Hepp ('13) Transitions to Senior Web Editor Position

Rebecca Hepp, a 2013 graduate of the Graduate English Program, is now a senior associate/web editor  for Jobson Healthcare Information's Review of Optometry magazine, a national monthly magazine based out of Newtown Square. So far I am really happy with the move! It's mostly print, but they brought me on board to help revamp the website and give it some much needed TLC.

Laura Heinrich Now Teaching at Arizona Charter School

Villanova Grad English alum Laura Heinrich ('10) just got a new job. According to a recent update, she is now working at a charter school in Phoenix, Arizona, with the "Great Hearts" charter school system. The rest of her update is below:

I am finally doing work I love, in Phoenix (where it is gorgeous right now and will be HOT in a matter of weeks). I'm teaching poetry, history and literature for middle and high school at a charter [school called "Great Hearts."] It is a very Liberal Arts heavy education, and I think a lot of people who are struggling to find a niche in the academic world might end up as happy as I am in this one.

Check out our "Jobs" page for more information about working at a Great Hearts school.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Ted Howell

Ted Howell (English MA '10, now a PhD candidate at Temple University) presented a well-attended paper on "Howards End and the Anthropocene" at the Modernist Studies Association annual Conference in Pittsburgh, PA.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Don James McLaughlin

On Tuesday, September 20 The University of Pennsylvania English Department selected Don James McLaughlin (Villanova Grad English Class of 2009) as the winner of its annual William Patrick Day essay contest. This was a contest in which any grad student can submit a piece of writing completed in the last year. Two professors then judge the submissions anonymously. McLaughlin's piece is part of his dissertation--tentatively titled "Color-Phobia: Rabies, Race Prejudice, and the Mad Cry of Analogy in U.S. Antislavery Print Culture."

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Lydia Browning Welcomes New Baby

Congratulations to class of 2014 Graduate English alum Lydia Browning and her husband, Zachary, who just welcomed their baby girl. Her name is suitably literary: Josephine May Browning. 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Ashey Esposito

We recently received the following update from one of our alumni, Ashley Esposito, who graduated in December of 2013:

This coming August I will begin as the Collection Development and Assessment Librarian at Shippensburg University (a tenure-track, faculty position). Since I finished my Villanova degree last summer, I will be able to enter at the Assistant Professor level. 
I'm not sure if Lauren mentioned it to you, but she was kind enough to serve as one of my references. I just wanted to thank you and the graduate English department for everything you've done. I know that I couldn't have attained this goal without the additional credentials afforded by your program.

I also strongly believe (though I couldn't have known at the time) that not getting the Falvey position worked out for the best, since this is really an excellent opportunity for me and will certainly set me on a career path to grow professionally and possibly even become a library administrator at the academic level. I hope to enter a doctoral program within a few years, this one likely an Ed.D. or something that will focus on my career goals.
We wish Ashley well in her new job!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Don James McLaughlin Wins UPenn Teaching Award

This year, Villanova Master's alumnus Don James McLaughlin ('09) won The Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is pursuing doctoral studies in English.